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We pray for Christian Unity

We pray for Christian Unity

From 18-25 January, 2024, all churches in the northern hemisphere  celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU). The motto chosen for this year is from the Gospel of Luke: “You shall love the Lord your God … and your neighbour as yourself.” (Luke 10:27).  Locally in each country, city, or diocese church communities have organised moments of prayer, workshops, gatherings ...

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COP28 at UAE

COP28 at UAE

“COP28 must accelerate practical action on mitigation, adaptation loss and damage and climate finance and build a fully inclusive COP28 that leaves no one behind”. (COP28 President Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, EU Climate Commissioner and Chief COP28 Negotiator Wopke Hoekstra, Brussels – Nov 13th 2023). COP28 UAE will take place at Expo City Dubai from November 30-December 12, 2023. The ...

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Let Us Pray Together

Let Us Pray Together

“The path to Christian unity and the path of synodal conversion of the Church are linked. I would like to take this opportunity to announce that on Saturday 30 September, an ecumenical prayer vigil will be held on St. Peter’s Square, with which we will entrust the work of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. For ...

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Free to Choose to Stay or Go

Free to choose to stay or go

The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914 as an opportunity to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.  Every year the WDMR is the last Sunday of September; in 2023 it will ...

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Let Justice & Peace flow

“ … we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity. As the people of God, we must work together on behalf of all Creation, as part of that mighty river of peace ...

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Still places …

Mount St. Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre is once again offering its annual full-time Sabbatical Programme from 1st to 28th October 2023.  There are still some places available – however, you would be advised to contact immediately as to availability and additional information if you are interested in participating.  See Brochure for Sabbatical Programme October 2023, with general information as ...

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No more, no more!

Oh God, we didn’t see them. But you did, the hundreds and thousands of human beings Trafficked each year to join the millions who are trapped in modern-day slavery. Under terrible conditions, they work in factories, plough fields, harvest crops, work quarries, fill brothels, clean homes, and haul water. Many are children with tiny fingers for weaving rugs and small ...

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Contemplatives & activists

Laudato Si’ Week 2023 will be celebrated May 21-28. The Laudato Si’ Movement Prayer Book is a very beautiful and rich resource to help us to be both contemplatives and activists, and in the words of  Dr. Lorna Gold a means to ‘discern how to act prophetically while living in hope’.  In her introduction to The Laudato Si Movement (LSM) ...

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Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come (TKC) is a global ecumenical prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. Since it began in May 2016,  God has grown TKC from a dream of possibility into a movement which unites more than a million Christians in prayer, in nearly 90% ...

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Recognise, discover, promote, build

Wednesday, 8 February, is the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese nun, who as a child had the traumatic experience of being a victim of human trafficking. Organised by Talitha Kum , the Unions of Superiors and Superiors General of Religious Institutes together with representatives from an international group of partner organisations, are promoting a Day of Prayer and Awareness ...

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